How To – China

In this new series of articles I want to take our experiences and share them with our readers to better prepare them to conquer the (theme park) world. I sat down and started with day-by-day reliving of trips around the world and things we learned along the way that would have been useful to have known beforehand. I think the perfect destination to discuss first is the People’s Republic of China. Whether you’re there just to hit theme parks, or plan on spending time visiting major sites, the tips in this article may really help!

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20 Best Disney Rides in the World

About this time in 2017, we dropped a Disney Rides Top 20 to celebrate the opening of Shanghai Disneyland. It’s been an extremely long four years, and the landscape of Disney’s ride offerings have grown exponentially. We’re excited to bring a dramatically altered countdown of Disney’s top rides from around the world – each one pushing the limits of storytelling entertainment and testifying for the visionary craftwork of Walt Disney Imagineering.

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X2 vs. Eejanaika vs. Dinoconda

I’ve had the distinct privilege of traveling around the world and riding all three of the large Arrow/S&S 4D Coasters. Having lived next to Magic Mountain for many years, I’m very familiar with X2‘s distinct last Raven Turn, but how do the other two compare? Eejanaika and Dinoconda look similar but deliver vastly different ride experiences. Join me as I take a look at all three 4D Coasters, their differences, ride experiences, and learn which one is my favorite.

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Hong Kong’s Ocean Park Dragon to be Among 7 Attractions to be Removed in Effort to Relaunch Park.

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park has received 5.4 billion Yuan from the Hong Kong government to revitalize the park and stabilize their income. The park is restructuring to a free admission model with upcharge attractions and experiences. The new project will provide several businesses access to the park and create a cultural experience zone that no longer reflects the usual theme park business model. This new business model is designed to compliment Disney’s struggling Hong Kong theme park . Unfortunately, this change comes with retirement of several beloved attractions and experiences including Dragon, the park’s Arrow looping coaster.

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Who You’ll Find on Yoshi’s Adventure at Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World is opening at Universal Studios Japan on February 4th! Several special guests have been allowed to enter into the new world this month for a spectacular preview of the Nintendo offerings. One of the two rides opening with the land is Yoshi’s Adventure, a gentle omnimover dark ride taking you through the Mushroom Kingdom. Let’s find out who we’ll meet on this adventure! Spoilers ahead!

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Dragon Valley Nanjing – A Detailed Look at one of Asia’s Biggest Theme Parks

This article will highlight a brand new park under construction in the Jiangsu province of the People’s Republic of China. The park is located in Nanjing, just a few hours west of Shanghai. This park, once opened, will be quite accessible for foreign travelers seeking to venture beyond the Shanghai bubble. Below we’ll take a look at some of the fascinating concepts for this giant park. Continue reading “Dragon Valley Nanjing – A Detailed Look at one of Asia’s Biggest Theme Parks”

Asia Coaster News – Mid-November 2020

Avid readers may know we’re quite interested in the Asian theme park scene. China is seeing an incredible boom of attractions and theme parks and we love to see all of the new projects come together. In the past all of our Asia content on the site has been related to our own trips to these parks. Now we’re expanding information on new projects beyond our Facebook pages in site updates. Enjoy our first installation of Asia Coaster News. Continue reading “Asia Coaster News – Mid-November 2020”

TRON: Lightcycle Run Construction Update – Magic Kingdom – Early September 2020

Today we spent the day at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The day turned out to again be quiet and relaxing, allowing for rerides on some of our favorite rides. The highlight, however, was observing the active construction site of TRON: Lightcycle Run. Join us for a construction update of this highly anticipated new coaster: Continue reading “TRON: Lightcycle Run Construction Update – Magic Kingdom – Early September 2020”

A Forgotten Report for a Forgotten Resort

You may know that we traveled to the People’s Republic of China last fall to visit some of the world’s coolest theme parks. Every park stands out in their own way, especially in Asia. However, there is one park that ranked on our “worst parks” list but I can’t wait to revisit. I was in awe the entire time. In a way it was one of my favorite experiences ever. To set the mood, imagine a sprawling resort over mountains, spreading across a bay on the South China Sea. Golf courses, hundreds of villas, hotels, worlds to explore. Now imagine it all being abandoned. Continue reading “A Forgotten Report for a Forgotten Resort”